GEM One-Day Event Programme 2013
Forging New Agendas: The Sector in Dialogue
This conference has been organised by GEM in partnership with and sponsored by A New Direction (AND), the lead London bridge organisation.
09.30–16.00, Thursday 7 February 2013, London
As Arts Council England and the bridge organisations develop their new
roles, now is the time to begin an essential dialogue between heritage
sector professionals and these new structures to see how we can inform,
support and shape a successful shared future.
Come along to hear the experiences of key players from A New Direction, GEM, HLF and English Heritage, and the wider education sector, and have your say in constructing productive new agendas for effective partnerships and funding models.
This is your opportunity to inform and be informed as we add the voice of the heritage education sector to the conversation that will map the foundations for a new era.
Who should attend?
- senior staff from organisations responsible for education, audiences and funding
- staff from ACE, bridge organisations, and related organisations
- heritage education professionals
Who is running the conference?
The conference has been organised by GEM in partnership with and sponsored by A New Direction (AND), the lead London bridge organisation.
What is the cost?
The subsidised conference fee is £30 for GEM or AND members (£40 for non-members) and includes a light sandwich lunch, refreshments during the day, and all materials. Delegates may join GEM at a reduced rate and take advantage of the member fee for this conference.
09.30-10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.00-11.00 Welcome and introductions, and setting the scene by keynote speakers:
- The strategic context of current changes, and what bridge organisations are and will be doing. (Steve Moffitt, AND Director).
- Museums as partners not providers (Sandra Stancliffe, English Heritage).
- How HLF’s new strategy and increased budget can support a wider range of heritage projects. (Jo Reilly, head of participation & learning, HLF)
- The practicalities of integrating museum activity within that of the Arts Council. (John McMahon, museums, libraries and heritage advisor, AND)
- What the GEM survey tells us about heritage education today. (John Stevenson, GEM Director)
11.00-11.15 Q&A with keynote speakers followed by refreshments
11.45-15.00 Roundtable discussions on selected issues/themes (including lunch)
15.00-16.00 Plenary: bringing the day together and outlining action points
16.00 Refreshments & departure